Sushi and Sexism

The sushi industry is one dominated by men and always has been, and there is nowhere where this is more apparent than the birthplace of modern sushi, Japan. In the past I published an article on “Washoku,” a culturally pure approach to sushi which respects nature and the resources required for sushi to continue. That…


Japanese certification program to ensure traditional cuisine abroad

How To Find Authentic Japanese Food Served Outside Japan If you live in the Western world, you are used to international fare catering to your tastebuds. In the case of sushi, that includes rolls jam packed with cream cheese, spam musubi, and even massive sushi burritos. With the fusion of foods becoming so commonplace, there…


The 6 Best Countries to Eat Real Sushi Outside of Japan

I’d like to share a guest post from a friend who is an avid explorer of the world and has experienced more countries, cultures, people, and food than probably anyone I know aside from my brother. As a big fan of sushi, Evan has offered his insights into some of the best places to eat…


Black Market Seafood – how do you trust a restaurant?

Are You Eating Seafood Caught Legally? Black market seafood makes you wonder which restaurants you can really trust. With the recent bust in New Zealand, we are all reminded that unsafe practices do happen in the seafood industry. When it comes to sushi and raw fish, you need to be especially vigilant. A recent case…


Naked Sushi: The so called “art” of Nyotaimori

Nyotaimori, or Body Sushi is the bizarre practice of eating sushi off a woman Nyotaimori restaurants will paint the practice of body sushi as stemming from ancient Japanese culture. They claim to offer an authentic Japanese experience. Some assert that it originated in the Samurai period of Japanese history serving as celebrating of defeating an…


When preserving authentic sushi goes too far: Sushi Police!

Sushi police is a mini series following three “Sushi Officers” tasked with preserving authentic Japanese cuisine. If anyone dares to serve non-traditional sushi… you know who shows up! Unfortunately the mini series was reviewed quite poorly. It only received a score of 4.3/10 on IMDB. Even though I might not recommend you watch the actual…


Welcome to the future: Sushi Making Robots

It might not be as good as an expert sushi chef, but robotics have improved drastically over the last decade. As shown in the video below, this robot can make simple sushi rolls. While it is simply assembling ingredients that have already been laid out, you have to admit that technology is pretty damn cool….


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